Atago Shrine is said to have been the Western Governing Commission (Kyushu Tandai) of the magistrate’s office (Chinzai Tandai) during the Kamakura and Muromachi Shogunates. The renka poet Sogi also praised the scenery in the surrounding area. The shrine is well-known for what was called the “Atago Incarnation”, which was popular at the beginning of the Edo Era (early 1600’s).
At 68 meters (roughly 223 feet) above sea level, the shrine grounds offer a spectacular view of Hakata Bay. Atago Shrine truly comes to life with the 700,000 people who visit at the New Year; it also plays host to a New Year’s Festival (January 23-24), Cherry Blossom Viewing Festival (April 1-15), Tanabata (Star Festival; July 7), Hozuki Summer Festival (July 20-21), Shichi-go-san (November 15), Fire Festival (December 5), and the Dai-Saito Homa Ceremony of Shinto and Buddhist Realms.
*About the Building: Built in 72 AD
*Accessibility: Guide dogs permitted
|Address||819-0015 2-7-1 Atago, Nishi Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka|
|Access||By train 窶・10 minute walk from Muromi Subway Station
By bus 窶・10 minute walk from Nishitetsu “Atago Shita” Bus stop
|Times Available||Open Year-Round|
|Genre||Shrines and Temples (History and Culture) Cherry Blossoms (Flowers and Plants) Event (Festivals and Events)|
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